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Hockey: Kenya Police win 2022 Gold Cup

HOCKEY By Washington Onyango | May 8th 2022 | 1 min read
Kenya Police’s trio Derrick Jabali, Richard Birir and Captain Victor Wekesa after Hockey Premier League match with Western Jaguars at City Park Stadium on Sunday, 3rd 202. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Kenya Police are the 2022 Gold Cup Clubs' invitational hockey tournament champions.

Police were crowned winners after coming from behind to defeat Exchequers from Ghana 2-1 in the finals staged at the Sikh Union Club Stadium.

Exchequers captain Elikem Akaba gave his side a sixth minute lead before Brian Saina (23rd) and Titus Kimutai (56th) scored to guide Police to victory.

The win was a sweet revenge for Police who were thumped by the visitors 4-1 in the first leg before the law enforcers came from behind and returned the favour.

USIU-A defeated Strathmore University 2-0 to finish third in a four-team tournament.

Lawrence Makhatsa and Brian Kiplimo scored for USIU-A in the 45th and 57th minutes while Rawlings Shikholia pulled one back for Gladiators in the 48th minute.

The tournament attracted Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Premier League sides Kenya Police, Strathmore University Gladiators and United States International University - Africa (USIU-A).

This is not the first time Exchequers were playing a series of friendly matches against Kenyan sides.

In 2019, they played friendly matches against Sikh Union, Wazalendo, GreenSharks and Parkroad.

 

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